JOY JOURNAL BLOG

women

I have a pair of yoga pants

This is not something intentional. I bought them for my youngest daughter, who plays tennis and who's been freezing during matches because it's still April. Photo by Maksim Goncharenok on Pexels.com When she put them on, the broad band that is indicative of this style of clothing flapped and gapped over her flat tum. "You… Continue reading I have a pair of yoga pants

spiritual life

Can Gen Z rise up?

This is something I think about a lot. My daughters are Gen Z. Their friends and dating pool are Gen Z. I have skin in the game. Photo by lalesh aldarwish on Pexels.com What will become of this unique generation -- whose span is bookended by 9/11 and COVID and whose very name suggests finality?… Continue reading Can Gen Z rise up?

recipes

Lemon mayonnaise

"Chic is a kind of mayonnaise -- either it tastes or it doesn't." Karl Lagerfeld, German designer This is so simple, it's hardly a recipe. But, I started making it about a month ago and it's such a burst of sunshine and spring I had to share it. Think of using it on any wrap… Continue reading Lemon mayonnaise

family life, gardening, outdoors

Appalachian spring

" ... when the world is mud-luscious ... when the world is puddle-wonderful..." E.E. Cummings, American poet There are still patches of dirt-speckled snow on the ground here and there. There will probably be a fresh layer or two to come. But, winter's grip is broken in this part of Appalachia. It's true. Birds are whoop-de-doing… Continue reading Appalachian spring